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up until then he kept his dancing secret from class mates. >> i want to an all boys prep school. my head master was so proud one of his students had been accepted into the big institution. he announced it in school assembly one morning. i still had six months to go at the school. so, my secret was out. it was, a hellish six months. i was teased yeah. >> reporter: wheeldon lived at white lodge between 11 and 16. it was competitive and grueling. students here spend four to five hours a day dancing and have to reaudition every year. in his time, wheeldon was taught by a tough old school russian ballet master. >> he was strict with us. he picked me up by my hair once, wasn't jumping high enough. i don't think i will ever forget that. >> reporter: did you ever want
>> i don't think so. i really do feel i was meant to be a dancer. and i knew that. ? ? >> reporter: actually he was mint to be a choreographer. but first he danced for the royal ballet and new york city ballet which asked him at age 2 to become the first resident choreographer. he within acclaim making pieces that pushed the boundaries of classical dance like this. ? ? "after the rain" her formed to commemorate the attacks of september 11th. ?
>> people love it. i am not going to lie, it is a good feeling when people love your work. and they tell you and they're moved by it. >> reporter: moving people has made christopher wheeldon an international superstar. every majoet after him. we follow him to amsterdam where he was creating a brand new piece for the dutch national ballet. this room is a blank canvas. you come in here with the bodies, and with the beginnings of a new score, you have no idea whether it is going to flower or, sort of wither away, and. >> that sound terrifying. >> it is. but it is exhilarating. >> can we meet this first thing. there t it's look you want to go cross, and -- yeah. >> where do you start? >> it begins with the music. and then -- it is about making the first brush stroke. >> because it really is like
>> nice. that was love leach. that was lovely. when you are choreographing. we have now seen you do it a couple of times. you close your eyes. and you kind of go away. when you are away your hand are moving. and as if we are watching that creativity happening seeing you do it. >> it is a way of trying to picture the music, the shape of a musical phrase. whether it is something that is a spiral or circular, angular. >> what if we go together. so it's like a -- like, so it has just an -- moment to it. >> magic. to be with him in a studio. to witness how he makes this, idea, in his mind and heart. he, he makes it visible for the
>> yeah, you should extend it when you get there. >> he is making his magic with joseph varga, and a russian born star of the dutch ballet. he calls her one of his muses. >> when you are choreographing for a ballerina. you almost take on, you become her in a funny way. >> you know everything has to pass through me. so much of communicating what it is you want to a dancer is about showing. so, yes, i do i have to play the man. i have to play the women. >> soau >> nobody actually sees me on stage. but i do got to per for. >> just arms out. can you walk with her, joseph. >> you are pushing dancers to do athletic things that go across the boundary almost. >> dancers love to be challenged. we come up with crazy idea sometimes just to, to see, to see how far we can push. i will push until i am sure that it's not possible. ? ?
the u.s. women's gymnastics team is now dominating a sport it used to struggle with. how did team usa get so good? ben tracy is in rio. >> reporter: consider this, the gymnastics team has won the team of the olympics two times in the past four years. they're on top of a sport that used to be dominated by eastern europeans and part of the secret to the u.s. success, is a couple of eastern europeans this was a sweet repeat. this was a sweet repeat. the u.s. women grab gold by flipping faster and swinging stronger than any other team.
raisman, laurie hernandez have made it easy to forget that not so long ago, u.s. women's gymnastics was not so good. >> we didn't understand. >> shannon miller was one of the magnificent seven. the 1996 olympic team. >> seven gold medals. >> reporter: became the first u.s. women's team to win gold. >> they have been rebuilding this program under martha karolyi, for 16 years. the labor. >> 37-year-old, martha married to bela karolyi, the man who coached mary lou retton to gold in 129 -- in 1984, and carried keri strug after she stuck her vault on a badly injured ankle. over three decade the two romanians who defected from their country under communist control brought an eastern european mentality to u.s. gymnastics.
>> olympic medals are not won on the day of competition they're won with the years and years of hard work and dedication. leading up to those games. >> reporter: the u.s. women's gymnastics team has become so dominant that a lot of people forget there is also a u.s. men's team competing here in rio in the same arena. and they have had to get creative to get attention. earlier this year they hit one of rio's beaches and staged full-scale ab attack. on instagram. they joked about competing with to be objectified to get some respect. the u.s. women need none of that. they only have to do this. and it's paid off. making them the stars of several tv ad, and arguably the biggest draw at the rio olympics. >> we are the final five! >> reporter: they have proven that no five women wear gold
trump provide the ammunition. and clinton fires back. >> every single one of these incidents shows us that donald trump simply does not have the temperament toe commander-in-chief of the united states. >> also tonight, did an isis spy shoot this video of u.s. forces training syrian rebels? >> a police education course goes wrong, leaving an elderly woman dead. >> it's a fluke accident, but it is just devastating. >> and an unlikely path to the olympics for a woman without a
want to motivate me, yeah, show them who is the refugee. and what she going to do? ? ? >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." one day after donald trump used the second amendment to shoot himself in the foot, hillary clinton used her first amendment right to speak out against him. and that's where we will begin with major garrett. >> if you are running to be president, or you are president have tremendous consequences. >> that was hillary clinton in iowa today reacting to what donald trump said yesterday at a rally in north carolina. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is, i don't know. >> yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that cross the line.
talking about political advocacy. but the secret service felt compelled to take note of trump's comments. >> the inference of violence arises in atmosphere of suspicion which trump helped create. and abridged second amendment rights if his oemt is pponent i elected. she wants to take your safety away. wants to take your guns away. he also warns of a fraudulent november election. >> there its no proof to either charge. when it comes to the language of running for and being president, precision is key. every word is scrutinized for obvious and hidden meaning. martin medhurst studies presidential rhetoric at baylor. >> for a president it is more severe. because when a president misspeaks for is ambiguous in ways that are not intentional,
something akin to a stick phrase on this front. >> let it be clear. >> i want to be clear with you. >> our message to the people of iran is clear. >> let me be as the clear as i can be. >> stew clarify one important part of the story, the secret service said today it will take no formal action about trump's comments. trump denied a report that the agency spoke with the campaign about the matter. >> major garrett with clarity thank you. the state department re-released e-mails from one of hillary clinton's closest aides. a group sued to get them. whether the messages expose corruption or just mundane government business depend on which campaign you are listening to. here's nancy cordes. >> some of these were really, really bad and illegal. >> reporter: the trump campaign says the new e-mails show clinton foundation donors got special treatment at the state
top foundation official, doug band and two of secretary clinton's top aide. band reaches out in 2009 on behalf of a job-seeker writing it is important to take care of this person whose name its redacted. huma abedin writes back assuring band that state department personnel has been sending him options. >> it is called pay for play. clinton campaign say that it was not a donor, advance staff tire nothing to do with the foundation. and state department spokesperson, elizabeth trudeau says they get job referrals from outside sources all the time. >> it is not unusual for candidates to be recommended to the department through a va rye team of avenues. in the second exchange band is looking to put a billionaire foundation donor in contact with state officials, writing we need gilbert chagoury to speak to the substance person regarding
the ambassador, i am sure he knows him. i will talk to jeff. >> favors were done by state department officials for foreign donors to the clinton foundation. >> clinton aide insist the well connected chagoury wasn't looking for a favor but had information about lebanon he wanted to share. the clinton campaign argues trumtp is hyping underwhole ming e-mails to distract from her growing list of republican endorsements to. day, scott her campaign unveiled a formal coa and former gop officials who say they will work together to win over other republicans. >> nancy cordes, thanks. drama unfolding at trump's headquarters, the trump tower in new york. a real life spiderman paid a visit. tony dokoupil is there. tony. >> for three hours, an uni didn'tified man, nicknamed the human fly, scaled the side of trump tower, a 58-story building in the middle of downtown manhattan that happens to be the
headquarters of republican nominee donald trump. the climber used high end suction cups and gear to make it as high as he could. and members of the strategic response group of the nypd used everything they could think of to stop him. that included a ladder, that included cutting a holen a vnt to try to reach him, that included commandeering a window cleaning box and making it done to the climber's level. finally they popped window panes out of the building itself. cornered the climber and reeled him in a again, he has not been identified. and his motivations are not known at this time. scott, he had about 40 floors still to go if he hoped to reach the top. >> tony, dokoupil, thank you very much. no word yet on the reason for this stunt. the "cbs overnight news" will be
in another important story today, the commander of the u.s.-led coalition says that isis is losing fighters every day. lieutenant general sean mcfarland said 45,000 isis fighters killed in iraq and syria in two years of bombing. u.s. spe f the ground in syria. and for the first time, we have extensive video of them training local soldiers to fight isis. the trouble is, the video came from isis itself. here is charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the isis propaganda video says these are u.s.-backed syrian rebels headed towards isis stronghold of al bukamal.
a hall of gunfire. and forced to retreat. the 20-minute video also apares to show american and british special forces with their new syrian army recruits in a training camp in jordan. we have blurred their faces to protect their identities. but isis has not. >> you can start over. >> reporter: one scene shows a man described as an american, coaching a syrian fighter how to speak in front of a camera. hand movements are he tells his trainee in arabic. try not moving your legs. isis could have seized the video off rebel fighters, more worrying it could have been the work of an insider. the cbs national security analyst fran townsend. >> has isis been able to penetrate syrian rebel forces and get inside to one of the training camps. that poses a whole host of security concerns because you run the risk once they have
it is sort of a counterintelligence problem and security problem. >> reporter: the new syrian army has been america's latest hope in fighting isis on the ground specializing in counterterrorism and given the weapons and equipment to do it. but the video also alleges that some of those very weapons fell into the hand of isis after the rebel forces face aid crippling defeat last month. thousand of round of ammunition, more tars, rocket grenade launchers, satellite phones and camera drones. but the video itself may beep just as damaging. >> it has to produce, an, internal investigation to understand how did this happen and why. how can you prevent it. certain, you owe that to the security of the trainers. >> we contacted u.s. military command in baghdad, scott, they told us they're aware of the video but can't comment on its authenticity. furthermore they cannot and will
of special operations forces. >> charlie d'agata in our london newsroom, charlie, thank you. >> today the u.s. justice department unloaded on baltimore's police department. accusing officers there of routinely targeting african-americans. this comes after prosecutors dropped all charges against officers in the case of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van. jeff pegues is follo >> reporter: the department of justice investigation began after the death of freddie gray in the violence that followed. but federal officials say the baltimore police department has been troubled for years. the 164-page report says officers make stops, searches and arrests, without the required justification of 300,000 pedestrian stops from january 2010 to may 2015. federal investigators found that
small predominantly african-american neighborhoods. african-americans accounted for 22% of all traffic stops. despite being 60% of the driving age population. deputy attorney general, vanita gupta said unnecessary stops led to violent altercations. >> when a person did not imed me yetly respond to verbal commands. even where the person was posing no imminent threat to t officer or others. >> in one case during a traffic stop, a woman was strip searched on the street. after the search found no evidence of wrongdoing. she was released with a repair order for her headlight. >> we live it. we know. community activist, ray kelly says the findings show what many in the community have complained about for years. >> are you surprised it took this long for people to listen. >> i'm sad that it took this
convinced. that, that -- people are going to listen. >> baltimore's police commissioner kevin davis says he has already begun the changes. >> some of the more egregious acts described in the report. action has been taken. those police officers have been removed and no longer work for the baltimore police department. >> the report also faulted a zero tolerance approach to policing which it said began here about 16 years ago. scott, several other big city police departments use tactics which have led to allegations of discrimination. >> jeff pegues in baltimore. thank you. >> well, one of the other cities that is reforming its police department is ferguson, mississippi. it has been two years since an officer shot an 1-year-old unarmed african-american. michael brown got into an altercation with that officer
store. last night there was trouble at a march marking the anniversary. [ gunfire ] >> oh, jesus! oh! >> a car hit a protester, sped away. someone fired shots. but no one was hit. demarco morgan is looking at what's changing in ferguson? you must disperse immediately. the images are unforgettable. fiery protests, inferri ferguso across sparked by the death of 18-year-old michael brown. shortly after brown's death, a justice department report critical of police practices, triggered changes within the department. >> you are in the heart of downtown ferguson. >> the city has its first black police chief, delrish moss. >> what's the conversation you have to have with the people of ferguson, versus your officers? as far as my officers are
forward. they want to see change you. have to respect everyone's walk and come to the table. we want few got to the same place. we have different views how to get there. >> this is my city. moss placed priority on community policing and requires officers to get out of their patrol cars and meet residents. other changes have been implemented as well. all ferguson police are fitted with body cameras, more diversity within the police department and vehicle stops of african-american drivers. yet, two years later, michael brown's father, mike senior, still believes more need to be done. >> what about the changes here in ferguson. have you seen some for the better. some for the worse. >> what we need to do. what we are frying to do is build this trust, some where between -- the police and the community. because -- our people don't trust the police, brother. our children are afraid of the police, brother.
program went terribly wrong. here's david begnaud. >> in this photo, a police officer is seen handing kno know tlchlt knowlton a fake gun. knowlton played a police officer. lee cole was the bad guy. this is officer cole raising the revolver at the moment he shot knowlton. sue paquin took the picture. >> there were three, four shots. she was starting to double over. we thought she is getting into it. play acting. role playing with it. and i don't think it was a split second later that when she fell we all realized there was
>> reporter: why was your officer using a real weapon in a role play scenario with a civilian? >> what i can tell you that's we were unaware that any live ammunition for this particular weapon existed. we believe that the particular caliber of the weapon used, that there were only blank round available to the officer. >> steven knowlton is mary's youngest son. sunny was an incredible woman. i just wish i had one more day wither. you just never plan for something like this. i know it is a fluke accident. it's devastating. >> chief lewis says his department of 49 people is devastated. will you allow a real weapon to be used again in a citizens be used again in a citizens academ take a look at these bbq trophies: best cracked pepper sauce... most ribs eaten while calf roping...
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competing in the olympics can be intimidating for any athlete, but not for the one you are about to meet. the 100-meter freestyle was nothing compared to what she had already been through. ben tracy introduces us. >> reporter: when dove into the olympic pool, she made history. it wasn't her time on the scoreboard. it was simply that she was here. >> when you are an athlete, you are not think if you are syrian or, from, london, or from germany or you will just think about your race. >> reporter: last august, four years into the syrian civil war, the 18-year-old fled her home. like other refugees she and her
bound for the island of lesbos off the coast of greece. the bet began to sink. yusra jumped in the water. >> it was quite hard just to think you are a swimmer and in the end you are going to end up dying in the water. >> reporter: for hours, she and her sister pushed the boat to shore. saving nearly 20 lives. >> on the boat, they're telling me you are really courage girl. just shut up, leave me alone settling in berlin where she trained for the olympics. she is now part of the first refugee team to ever compete in the games. >> when you have a problem in your live that doesn't mean you have to sit around and cry like babies. the problem was-- the reason of why i am here. and why i am stronger. and i want to reach my goals. >> reporter: she had high hopes today, but finished seventh out of eight in her heat. so yusra won't be leaving rowe
but it doesn't matter, she already swam the race of a lifetime. ben tracy, cbs news, rio de janeiro. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. on tuesday trump made an apparent off a rally in north carolina. >> hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the second amendment. by the way if she gets to pick -- if she gets to pick her judges nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people maybe there is, i don't know. >> the second amendment of course establishes the right to bear arms. democrats and critics believe trump was suggesting gun
clinton. trump says his words are being misinterpreted. >> donald trump denied comments hinted at or implied a threat against hillary clinton, supreme court or any one on the federal judiciary. here last night he felt compelled to explain fully. enthusiastic trump supporters acknowledge trump blew it and said once again he has to be more careful. >> there can be no interpretati interpretation. reporters told me give me a break. >> donald trump i call to take political action to stop hillary clinton. >> hillary wants to take your guns away. she wants to leave you unprotected in your home. >> the national rifle association, defended the gop nominee on twitter. alleging clinton's calls for gun control will undermine constitutional rights. >> the second amendment people have tremendous power because they're so united. >> i have seen statements from democrats, so far, who have, equated it to condoning violence.
power. >> reporter: at a rally in fayetteville, rudy giuliani felt the need to clarify. >> then he said, and you have the power to do something about it. and what he meant by that was, you have the power to vote against her. >> reporter: even before his latest questionable comments, a rash of gop security professionals announced fears a trump presidency could be dangerous. >> these people are not the kind of people we want. these are people that have given us a messed up world. >> fresh off the primary win, house speaker paul ryan refused to comment on the latest trump firestorm. >> sound like a joke gone bad. i hope he clears it up very quickly. >> continued to stand by his party's nominee. >> we will find far belter receptive of our agenda we are frying how to get on track to fix the country's problems than the hillary clinton administration, that much we know.
the united states secret service acknowledged it was aware of trump's comments about clinton. the agency released this tweet saying, they are aware of the comments which some perceive as a threat from one major party nominee against another. the hillary clinton campaign and top democrats pounced on trump's second amendment comment. here's nancy cordes. >> the clinton campaign says trump's comments demonstrate why more and more top republicans are defecting to their side every day. in fact they're unveiling a effort today to put the republicans to work. recruiting others. >> secretary clinton any reaction to donald trump's comments about the second amendment and you today? >> in florida, clinton ignored the uproar. her runningmate weighs in from texas. >> i really frankly couldn't believe he said it. >> senator tim kaine said trump's other democrats came down even
makes death threats because he is a pathetic coward that can't handle the fact he is losing to a girl. former congresswoman give give said trump's word may provide inspiration for permission on those bent on bloodshed. >> get him the hell out of here, will you, please. get hem out of here. throw him out. >> the clinton campaign argued trump's rhetoric should not come as surprise to any one who watched his rallies. >> look to punch him in the face, i will tell yo >> knock the crap out of him. would you, seriously. okay. just knock the -- i promise you. i will pay for the legal fees. i promise. i promise. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot some body. i wouldn't lose any voters. >> he would be danger to american and global security. >> former cia director, michael hayden is a republican not swayed by the trump campaign's explanations. >> if some one else had said that outside the hall he would
with secret service questioning him. >> today the clinton campaign is announcing a new coalition of nearly 50 top republicans and independents backing clinton. who will fund raise, campaign in battleground states, and contact voters. the group include, three former cabinet secretaries, six former ambassadors, and six current or former members of congress. including stom wome who haven't forward. connie morella, chris said donald trump represents practically everything i was taught not to be and taught our daughter not to be. security experts are warning the presidential election could be hacked. concerns about a cyberattack are growing this year especially after the hack of dnce-mails. mireya villarreal has the the story. >> i'm afraid the election is going to be rigged. have to be honest. >> for weeks, donald trump has told his supporters the outcome of the 2016 election could be out of his control.
security response, election day results could be manipulated by a device you can find online. >> i can insert it. it veets tresets the card. able to vet again. the voter doesn't need to leave the booth to hack the machine. >> how much? >> 15. >> for $15. and knowledge of the card you could hack the vote. >> this director says elections can be hacked by breaking into the machines after the votes are collected. machine into a piece of electronics that takes it to the central counting place. that data is not encrypted. >> how big of a hacking potential problem is this? >> well, there is a huge potential. there are so many places in the voting process once it goes electronic. >> according to a report from britain center for justice one reason the voting systems are vulnerable is their age.
are using voting machines at least ten years old. >> our system is as secure as we can make it. >> denise meryl, president of the national association of secretaries of state says the lack of funding keeps most precincts from updating their systems. but all machines have to meet specific government standard. >> the idea of a national hack of some sort is almost ridiculous because there is no national system. >> in fact the more than 9,000 voting districts across the country all have different waysf to the type of machine they use. meryl says there are checks in place to prevent fraud. >> our voting systems are, heavily regulated. they're tested. both before and after. there are paper trails everywhere. and by and large i would say the american election system works very well. >> the cbs overnight news will
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at the rio olympics are charges that sexism. some of the reaction has focused on men. jamie yuccas is in rio. >> here in rio american women in equal standing with men in terms despite performances, many believe female athletes are not given the kred that thcredit thy deserve. when hungarian swimmer set a new world record and won her first olympic gold some of the focus fell on her husband and coach shane tousso. >> there is the guy responsible for turning his wife into a whole different swimmer.
on twitter, users called the commentator's remarks offensive. saying it was her that smashed the world record but her husband is responsible for it. that's sexist. in a statement to cbs this morning. dan hicks responded saying, with live tv, there are often times you look back and wished you had said things differently. it is impossible to tell katinka's story accurately without giving appropriate credit to shane and that's what i was frying to do. >> it is women have accomplished so much. woman running for president. it is still all about what the men behind them have been doing. >> reporter: the rio games the site of more than one incident perceived as sexist. sunday, a comment directed at a swimmer drew criticism. >> a lot of people say she swims like a man. she doesn't swim like a man, she swims like katie ledecky. >> and this tweet, where the
by her name but the wife of a bear's lineman. people jump on it. that's not appropriate. give her the credit not him. that to me is a sign of progress. unfortunate we are having these discussions people are recognizing we shouldn't be having the discussion. >> reporter: "the chicago tribune" also walked back its original tweet. monday they released a statement saying, "she is awesome on her
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tony award winner, christopher wheeldon directed and choreographed a smash broadway musical. something a few dance makers have done. lesley stahl shows us his captivating work for a story on "60 minutes." ? ? >> reporter: an american in paris is also a valentine to dance. all kind. broadway hoofing. tap. and above all -- ballet. sensual.
not only did christopher wheeldon choreograph the show, he also directed it. something he had never done before. and that was scary. >> good guys, well done. >> you gave new meaning to the expression learn on the job. >> yeah. >> for sure. >> at the deep end. >> you had never directed anything with words. >> they probably couldn't see the sweat kind of trickling down the back of my neck. >> work with. >> he started with what he knew best, the dancing. and ballet dancers, robbie fairchild, and leeann copy. for wheeldon, learning on the
and he won a tony for best choreography. the critics just loved the show. was it a turning point in your life? >> i certainly felt like a door was flung open. >> for now, wheeldon is taking what he learned from broadway back into his first abiding rough, classical bal it. which he discovered as a little boy growing of in a small village in the southwest of england. when he was 7, bal ballet lessons. >> hooked from the get-go. >> what was the get-go. >> village school. and bunch of girls around the barre. it was the first place i felt at home. >> reporter: at 10 auditioned and was accepted at royal ballet school, white lodge, a boarding
the royal family. up until then he kept his dancing secret from class mates. >> i want to an all boys prep school. my head master was so proud one of his students had been accepted into the big institution. he announced it in school assembly one morning. i still had six months to go at the school. so, my secret was out. it was, it was a pretty, pretty hellish six months. i was teased yeah. >> rr: white lodge between 11 and 16. it was competitive and grueling. students here spend four to five hours a day dancing and have to reaudition every year. in his time, wheeldon was taught by a tough old school russian ballet master. >> he was strict with us. he picked me up by my hair once, wasn't jumping high enough. i don't think i will ever forget that. >> reporter: did you ever want
i really do feel i was meant to be a dancer. and i knew that. ? ? >> reporter: actually he was mint to be a choreographer. but first he danced for the royal ballet and new york city ballet which asked him at age 2 to become the first resident choreographer. he within acclaim making pieces that pushed the boundaries of classical dance like this. ? ? "after the rain" her formed to commemorate the attacks of september 11th.
>> i was thinking, shape, structure, sculpture. and then, what came out of it was something very emotional. ? ? people see different things. some people see loss. some people see love. some people see death. >> you have said that's your favorite. tell us why. >> people love it. i am not going to lie, it is a
and they tiell you and they're moved by it. >> reporter: moving people has made christopher wheeldon an international superstar. every major ballet company is after him. we follow him to amsterdam where he was creating a brand new piece for the dutch national ballet. this room is a blank canvas. you come in here with the bodies, and with the beginnings of a new score, you have no idea whether it is going to flower >> that sound terrifying. >> it is. but it is exhilarating. >> can we meet this first thing. there t it's look you want to go cross, and -- yeah. >> where do you start? >> it begins with the music. and then -- it is about making the first brush stroke. >> because it really is like
>> nice. that was love leach. that was lovely. when you are choreographing. we have now seen you do it a couple of times. you close your eyes. and you kind of go away. when you are away your hand are moving. and as if we are watching that creativity do it. >> it is a way of trying to picture the music, the shape of a musical phrase. whether it is something that is a spiral or circular, angular. >> what if we go together. so it's like a -- like, so it has just an -- moment to it. >> magic. to be with him in a studio. to witness how he makes this, idea, in his mind and heart. he, he makes it visible for the rest of us.
>> he is making his magic with joseph varga, and a russian born star of the dutch ballet. he calls her one of his muses. >> when you are choreographing for a ballerina. you almost take on, you become her in a funny way. >> you know everything has to pass through me. so much of communicating what it is you want to a dancer is about showing. so, yes, i do i have to play the >> soap you are an actor? >> nobody ak sthactually sees m stage. but i do got to per for. >> just arms out. can you walk with her, joseph. >> you are pushing dancers to do athletic things that go across the boundary almost. >> dancers love to be challenged. we come up with crazy idea sometimes just to, to see, to see how far we can push. i will push until i am sure that
the u.s. women's gymnastics team is now dominating a sport it used to struggle with. how did team usa get so good. ben tracy is in rio. >> reporter: kconsider this, th gymnastics team has won the team gold three tiles in the history of the olympics two times in the past four years. they're on top of a sport that used to be dominated by eastern europeans and part of the secret to the u.s. success, is a couple of eastern sweet repeat. u.s. women grab gold, flipping faster and swinging stronger than any other team.
raisman and not so long ago, u.s. women's gymnastics was not so good. >> we didn't understand. >> shannon miller was one of the magnificent seven. the 1996 olympic team. >> seven gold medals. >> reporter: became the first u.s. women's team to win gold. >> they have been rebuilding this program under martha karolyi, for 16 years. this is kind of the fruits of the labor. >> 37-year-old, martha married to bela karolyi, the man who coached mary lou retton to gold and carried keri strug after she stuck her vault on a badly injured ankle. over three decade the two romanians who defected from their country under communist control brought an eastern european mentality to u.s.
>> olympic medals are not won on the day of competition they're won with the years and years of hard work and dedication. leading up to those games. >> reporter: the u.s. women's gymnastics team has become so dominant that a lot of people forget there is also a u.s. men's team competing here in rio in the same arena. and they have had to get creative to get attention. earlier this year they hit one of rio's beaches and staged full-scale ab attack their shirts off and are willing to be ok jekt tbjectified to respect. the u.s. women need none of that. they only have to do this. and it's paid off. making them the stars of several tv ad, and arguably the biggest draw at the r if o olympics. >> we are the final five! >> reporter: they have proven that no five women wear gold quite so fiercely.
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